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Individual French Horn Lessons - Berkley

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Music Lessons 24-25

Individual music lessons are an essential part of any musician's growth. Offering instruction on a wide variety of instruments, our program features over 30 of the best private lesson instructors the Chicago area has to offer. Lessons are offered at all six high schools during the school day for district students and weekdays after school for non-district students and adults.

New students must contact us first for a consultation and to schedule a trial lesson. Only returning students may register for lessons online. For an Individual Lesson consultation or to register for a (paid) trial lesson, call us at 847-718-7700 or email us at


Luke Berkley

Music Lessons

Luke Berkley recently completed a Master’s degree in Horn Performance at DePaul University where he studied with James Smelser of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the Peoria Symphony, Principal horn of the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra, and plays horn in the Chicago area as a freelance musician. Luke studied at Luther College in Decorah, IA where he received his Bachelor degree, winning multiple awards for his horn playing, notably the Hemp Prize for Orchestral Performance and the Engebretson Principal Horn Endowed Chair of the Luther College Symphony Orchestra for 3 years. His artistic range covers everything from Baroque to Modern, and he is noted for his ability to blend well in all manner of ensembles. He has played in multiple chamber ensembles to date, with experience in woodwind quintets, horn quartets, brass quintets, horn choirs, and brass ensembles. His horn quartet was featured as soloists while they performed the first movement of Robert Schumann’s Konzertstück on tour in 2019. Luke has performed concerts around the United States, as well as performing abroad for a concert tour in Spain, and a performance at the Musikverein Hall in Vienna, Austria. When he isn’t playing the horn, he enjoys powerlifting, baking, and reading books.

23144-01 (30 min)

  Luke Berkley

23144-02 (1 Hour)